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Ecuador: Court Ratifies 8-Year Sentence Against Rafael Correa- Telesur

Ex-Ecuador leader Rafael Correa leaves leftist ruling party - Associated Press

Ecuador’s National Justice Court (CNJ) ratified an eight-year sentence against former President Rafael Correa, who is accused of allegedly financing his party’s political campaigns with money provided by businessmen who contracted with the state.

Judges David Jacho, Dilza Muñoz, and Wilman Teran confirmed the sentence against Correa and 20 other officials for the crime of “aggravated bribery”.

The sentence involves Ecuador’s former vice president Jorge Glas, former Legal Secretary of the Presidency Alexis Mera, and former Transport Minister Maria de los Angeles Duarte.

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